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Stories from Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Roadway fronting new high school to get wider (04/24/02)
HAPPIER TRAILS By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian One part of the local educational picture needs a touch-up. In the background stands the nearly completed Cape Girardeau Central High School. The smooth, shiny tinted windows reflect the morning sun, while the various perpendicular outlines further flaunt the building's aesthetic design...
Senate panel downs $100,000 funding boost for Southeast (04/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate Appropriations Committee sliced $100,000 in spending for Southeast Missouri State University that was approved by the House of Representatives. The committee's action, which must be approved by the full chamber, would give Southeast $45.4 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1 -- the same amount Gov. Bob Holden suggested when he offered his proposed budget in January...
TEST NETWORK STORY FOR AP #2 (04/24/02)
This is a test network story for AP Southeast Missourian The tears already are forming in the eyes of former students, teachers and principals who will be saying their final good-bye to a beloved school building at the end of May. But before the doors shut for the last time, the community is invited to a celebration of memories about Schultz School. A service will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 at the school...
Cape woman sentenced in child molestation case (04/24/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau woman who admitted to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy was sentenced Tuesday to a year in the county jail. Pamela L. Recker, 43, had a romantic relationship with the boy in November and December, a time Recker claims to have been under the influence of a variety of prescription medications...
Providing disaster relief fit for a dog (04/24/02)
A disaster drill Tuesday brought out the National Guard, the American Red Cross, Toto and a few other furry volunteers. Though most of the bipeds seems to know what they were doing, it was blond terrier Toto's first simulated emergency. He was taking part in Cape Girardeau County Emergency Preparedness Team's planning exercise at Arena Park to help members simulate opening and maintaining emergency shelters for people with pets...
Workers cut through water main, gas line (04/24/02)
Things went from bad to worse for an crew replacing AmerenUE gas lines Tuesday on Main Street between Broadway and Themis Street in Cape Girardeau. An AmerenUE worker at the scene said heavy equipment cut an unmarked water main. In the process of trying to repair the water main, another crew cut through a four-inch, cast iron gas line. As water gushed down Main Street at dusk, the pungent smell of natural gas began to fill the air...
Tugboat snares yacht loose on Mississippi (04/24/02)
A 45-foot yacht lost its steering unit Tuesday about a mile north of the Mississippi River bridge, said authorities with the Cape Girardeau fire department, who called in for a river rescue. No one was injured in the incident. The captain of the yacht dropped anchor in main channel of river...
What it says (04/24/02)
RSMo. 194.425. Abandonment of a corpse without notifying authorities, penalty. -- 1. A person commits the crime of abandonment of a corpse if that person abandons, disposes, deserts or leaves a corpse without properly reporting the location of the body to the proper law enforcement officials in that county...
SEMO museum plan stirs debate on space for fine arts (04/24/02)
DECIDING THE PUBLIC'S DESIRES By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian A broad plan for a regional history and art museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus has created controversy rather than consensus among art faculty at the school, many of whom feel too little space is allotted to fine art exhibits...
Tobacco bond bill smolders without a vote in Senate (04/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill that would let the state raise cash by selling bonds against its share of the national tobacco settlement stalled Tuesday in the Senate. After a second day of debate, the Senate moved on to other business without voting on the bonding legislation proposed by Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia...
Illinois judge temporarily blocks state from closing prison (04/24/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Johnson County Judge James R. Williamson has temporarily barred the state from closing the Vienna Correctional Center in far southern Illinois. The restraining order, handed down Tuesday afternoon in Vienna, bars the state from moving inmates from the facility or laying off employees "until further order from the court."...
House rejects measure on tanning bed regulation (04/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Dot Guccione's pale teen-age children wanted to spend time under ultraviolet rays at a tanning booth, the mother of five worried. Guccione, a nurse, had heard plenty of horror stories from skin cancer patients who blamed their disease on prolonged tanning. So the St. Louis County woman led an effort to impose state regulations on the tanning bed industry...
Health officials investigate illness (04/24/02)
EUREKA, Mo. -- Thirty-seven children at a suburban St. Louis grade school were taken to hospitals Tuesday after becoming ill. School and hospital officials said none of the illnesses appeared to be serious. "They're all going to be just fine," Rockwood School District spokesman Bob Davidson said. "It looks like everything is going to be OK."...
St. Louis to crack down on slumlords (04/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and the city's other top politicians and law enforcers are cracking down on slumlords and public-nuisance crimes. Slay on Tuesday announced plans for his Neighborhood Life Initiative, vowing to crack down on nuisance crimes and problem properties...
Minor bill may cost Missouri big bucks (04/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A little-noticed bill that would expand Kansas City's commercial zone to accommodate big trucks could cost the state as much as $48 million in federal highway funds, transportation officials say. Legislative concern has stalled the bill in the House, where it had been scheduled for a final vote this evening. The bill passed the Senate last month as a consent item, meaning it was considered non-controversial...
State senator introduces measure on 'hotel sex bash' (04/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As promised, a state senator on Tuesday called for an investigation into whether an upcoming sex workshop on bondage, domination and sadomasochism is legal and safe. The resolution by Sen. John Loudon, R-Ballwin, calls for the state health department and attorney general to investigate the safety and legality of such events...
Three workers at Lambert Airport charged with fake IDs (04/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- As part of a nationwide airport security sweep, three Lambert Airport workers were arrested and charged with using false information to get jobs and access, U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender said Tuesday. All three -- Armando Florentino, Guillermo Garcia and Jairo Rios -- were arrested and charged with using false Social Security numbers to get jobs at Lambert...
Supreme Court upholds statute on abandoning dead bodies (04/24/02)
CRIMINAL CHARGES REINSTATED By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In an opinion that draws from Mark Twain and Sophocles, the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law that makes abandonment of a corpse a felony...
Federal government targets traffickers of animal parts (04/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The former operator of an exotic animal farm in Fort Gibson, Okla., pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally selling two federally protected tigers and three leopards. Stoney Ray Elam, 55, will be sentenced on the felony charges Nov. 7. He was one of five people indicted in November following an undercover investigation by the U.S. ...
'Dinotopia' exhibit at Smithsonian (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Taking a break from the serious world of science, the Smithsonian's natural history museum is opening a fun new exhibit on "Dinotopia," a fantasy world where human beings and dinosaurs live together peacefully. "I think art and science converge on this exhibition in special ways," said Robert Sullivan, associate director for public programs at the National Museum of Natural History...
Cardinals agree on policy for future sex abuse cases (04/24/02)
Associated Press WriterVATICAN CITY (AP) -- American cardinals meeting with Pope John Paul II reached consensus on a "one-strike-you're-out" policy that would dismiss any priest involved in a future sex abuse case, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick indicated Wednesday...
Case dropped against pilot suspected of training hijackers (04/24/02)
Associated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- Extradition proceedings against Algerian pilot Lotfi Raissi -- once described by U.S. authorities as a trainer for the Sept. 11 hijackers -- were dropped Wednesday after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence...
New report - Last year's recession not that mild (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Last year's recession, currently viewed as the mildest in U.S. history, may not have been so mild after all, some private economists said after looking at new government data Tuesday. A state-by-state report released by the Commerce Department showed that Americans' incomes for all of 2001 were considerably smaller than the government had previously estimated in another report on the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the economy's health...
Senate clears way to vote on energy bill on Thursday (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate cleared the way Tuesday for a vote this week on a broad energy bill that includes more than $14 billion in tax breaks for both conservation and energy production. The legislation had been before the Senate for close to six weeks, and Majority Leader Tom Daschle said it needed to be wrapped up. After several hours of negotiations with Republicans, he announced agreement to move ahead with a final vote, probably Thursday...
Bin Laden lieutenant talks; U.S. interrogators listen (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's top field commander is talking. Trouble is, his American interrogators don't know whether to believe him. Abu Zubaydah already has given information that led to last week's alert to financial institutions in the northeastern United States, U.S. officials say. He has also claimed that al-Qaida knows how to build a "dirty bomb" designed to spread radioactivity over a wide area...
House panel backs Nevada nuclear waste disposal site (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- A House panel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to override Nevada's objections to building a nuclear waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain in the state's desert. The 24-2 vote was the first congressional action on President Bush's decision in February to approve the Yucca Mountain site 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas...
Official - Students in 'failing' schools eligible for tutoring (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- When the school year begins next fall, 3,000 to 5,000 schools nationwide probably will be declared "failing" by states, which would make their students eligible for federally paid tutoring or transportation to other public schools, Congress was told Tuesday...
South Dakota becomes fertile for farm bill battle (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- South Dakota ranks No. 20 in farm production, but no state has more influence in the debate over how the government subsidizes and regulates agriculture. A farm bill has been snagged for weeks over issues critical to South Dakota farm groups and the state's two senators, Majority Leader Tom Daschle and fellow Democrat Tim Johnson...
Bulgarian leader, President discuss NATO expansion (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Simeon Saxcoburggotski of Bulgaria, whose nation is seeking membership in NATO. Saxcoburggotski said after his Oval Office session that he discussed with Bush what Bulgaria has to offer NATO...
Bush adviser hands in resignation (04/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Karen Hughes, the fierce protector of President Bush's image and perhaps the most powerful woman ever to serve as White House adviser, resigned Tuesday to go home to Texas with her family. "I guess we're a little homesick," she said in a surprise announcement...
National briefs 4/24 (04/24/02)
Senate confirms Bush judge for Appeals Court WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to place a former New Hampshire attorney general on the federal appeals court. Jeffrey Howard was confirmed for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the full Senate on a 99-0 vote...
Stocks fall, posting third straight loss (04/24/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Lower prices and a bright outlook from Amazon.com failed to sustain what had been a respectable rally on Wall Street Wednesday, and prices ended up falling for the third straight day. It was also the market's fifth losing session in the last six. Stocks have been hard-pressed to hold on to gains amid generally lackluster earnings reports and disappointing forecasts...
Senate fattens energy bill with tax incentives (04/24/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is on track to finish energy legislation this week after agreeing on $14 billion in energy tax breaks and staving off attempts to scuttle an agreement that would require ethanol in gasoline...
Albuquerque airport briefly shuts down (04/24/02)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A security breach at Albuquerque International Airport on Wednesday caused a brief evacuation, forcing the rescreening of passengers and delays in outgoing flights. A person who was behind a law enforcement officer and the officer's National Guard escort went through a security checkpoint without being screened, the Transportation Security Administration in Oklahoma City said...
Atlanta police segue into scooters (04/24/02)
ATLANTA -- Purse-snatchers beware: Atlanta police are riding shiny $9,000 scooters -- and it will take at least a brisk jog to get away from them. The city's finest unveiled a battalion of Segway Human Transporter vehicles Tuesday. The battery-powered, two-wheeled scooters can top out at 15 mph...
Nearly 100 workers arrested in security raids at airports (04/24/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Authorities arrested close to 100 workers Tuesday at airports serving the nation's capital on charges they lied to obtain security badges that gave them broad access to sensitive areas. Those arrested included construction workers, janitors, food workers and at least two baggage screeners...
National digest 4/24/02 (04/24/02)
Son claims his mom stabbed him at cemetery MAYFIELD, Ky. -- A woman has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of her 12-year-old son in a rural cemetery. Authorities said Pamela Lynn Bailey took the boy to the cemetery near Mayfield late Monday and stabbed him three times. But the boy was able to run away and fled to a nearby house, state police Trooper Barry Meadows said...
World digest 04/24/02 (04/24/02)
10 Marines injured in brawl near strip club SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Bouncers kicked a group of U.S. Marines out of a strip club in San Juan, sparking a brawl that left 10 of the servicemen with injuries ranging from broken bones to cuts and scrapes, police said Tuesday...
Hispanic homeownership boomed (04/24/02)
MANASSAS PARK, Va. -- Homeownership among Hispanics surged during the economic boom of the 1990s, according to census figures that also show differences in living patterns among Latino groups. For example, 2000 census data to be released Wednesday show that Cubans are more likely than Mexicans to own their own homes, while Puerto Ricans are much more likely to rent rather than buy...
Writing on restroom wall leads to arrest of truck driver (04/24/02)
DUBLIN, Ga. -- A plea for help scrawled on a bathroom wall in Tennessee led to the arrest of a truck driver at a rest stop in Georgia, where police found a woman who said she had been beaten and held against her will for six months. Katina L. Shaddix, 24, told police she hid a marker in her sock and left more than 30 messages in restrooms from New York to Tennessee...
Trains collide in California; two killed, hundreds hurt (04/24/02)
PLACENTIA, Calif. -- A freight train plowed head-on into a Southern California commuter train during the morning rush hour Tuesday, hurling people out of their seats. Two people were killed and at least 260 people were injured, many of them left dazed and bloodied...
Sudanese government launches offensive in south (04/24/02)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Sudanese government forces have launched a massive offensive in three southern provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, rebel and aid agency officials said Tuesday. The Sudan People's Liberation Army said in a statement that mechanized infantry columns supported by helicopter gunships began attacking rebel-held villages on Saturday...
Germany says arrests smashed terrorist cell (04/24/02)
BERLIN -- Germany claimed Tuesday it crushed a terror cell led by a London-based cleric linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, arresting 11 suspected Islamic militants in raids throughout the country. Police said that those arrested in raids in 10 cities throughout the country on Tuesday belonged to a Palestinian group identified as Al Tawhid that was plotting attacks in Germany...
Zimbabwe opposition defies police ban on demonstrations (04/24/02)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Civic groups defied police bans Tuesday and staged protests demanding political reform -- the biggest show of opposition to President Robert Mugabe since he claimed a disputed victory in last month's elections. About 1,000 supporters of the National Constitutional Assembly, a pressure group linked to unions, churches, human rights lobbyists and the main opposition party, managed to evade a tight cordon of police roadblocks to demonstrate in the capital...
Border town hopes to revamp its image (04/24/02)
Associated Press/Arturo Mari Pope John Paul II read his message to American cardinals gathered in his private library in the Vatican Tuesday. The pope addressed the opening session of a closed-doors summit with American cardinals on a clergy sex abuse scandal. ...
Schools close as mysterious virus spreads in Greece (04/24/02)
ATHENS, Greece -- The Greek health ministry on Tuesday ordered all schools and universities closed through the end of the week, after 13 more people appeared to be suffering from an unidentified virus that has claimed three lives. As concern grew, lines of people fearing they might be infected got longer at hospitals and medical clinics. ...
No end to church standoff after first day of negotiations (04/24/02)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- The first direct negotiations to end a three-week stalemate between Israeli forces and armed Palestinians holed up in one of Christianity's holiest shrines ended Tuesday without an agreement, though both sides cited some progress and pledged to continue talking...
Cardinals at summit discuss what to do next (04/24/02)
VATICAN CITY -- Decrying sex abuse in the church as a sin and a crime, Pope John Paul II told American church leaders Tuesday there was no room in the priesthood "for those who would harm the young." The pope's language was his strongest yet on the molestation scandal that has convulsed the Roman Catholic Church in the United States since January. American prelates appeared to take his words to heart, making progress toward an agreement on a new plan of action...
Two men arrested in bombings claim more attacks are planned (04/24/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- Two men arrested in a deadly bombing in the south said they were trained abroad and revealed plans for more attacks throughout the Philippines, police said Tuesday. The information prompted President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to order a crackdown on terrorists that included a $100,000 reward, a nationwide security alert and plans for curfews and checkpoints where needed...
Tunisia admits deadly blast resulted from 'criminal' act (04/24/02)
TUNIS, Tunisia -- A gas truck explosion outside the oldest synagogue in Africa was a deliberate criminal attack -- not an accident -- the Tunisian government has acknowledged. The statement Monday came a day after Germany's interior minister, visiting Tunisia to check up on the investigation, said his country was "100 percent" convinced the April 11 incident was a terrorist attack. The blast killed 16 people, 11 of them German tourists...
French elections underscore Europe's shift to the right (04/24/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- Austria for the Austrians. France for the French. Holland and Denmark without Muslims or mosques. The surprise resurgence of extreme nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen in France's first round of presidential elections is just the latest example of the far right gaining ground in Europe...
U.N. rejects demand to delay mission to Jenin camp (04/24/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday refused Israel's demand to delay and change a U.N. fact-finding mission to the war-ravaged Jenin refugee camp, directing its members to arrive in the Mideast by Saturday. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting after Israel sought a delay, saying it wanted more military and counter-terrorism experts added to the team and also wanted the group to investigate what it says are Palestinian terrorist activities in the camp...
Canadian general to co-chair U.S. probe into mistaken bombing (04/24/02)
TORONTO -- A Canadian general will co-chair a U.S. military investigation into the friendly fire incident that killed four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, Canada's defense minister said Tuesday, as the funeral of one of the servicemen was broadcast live nationwide...
Another close game haunts Central (04/24/02)
Cape Girardeau Central suffered another narrow loss Tuesday as visiting Dexter held the Tigers to just one hit and posted a 5-2 victory in eight innings. The Tigers fell to 4-10 overall and 3-3 in SEMO Conference play. The Bearcats are 9-3 and 5-2. Central's 10 defeats have been by a total of 17 runs. The Tigers have lost six games by one run, one game by two runs and three games by three runs...
Sikeston pitching shuts down ND in shutout (04/24/02)
About the only good news for Notre Dame about its baseball game with visiting Sikeston on Tuesday is that it was not a SEMO Conference contest. Not much else went right for the Bulldogs, who were routed 12-0 in a game stopped after six innings by the 10-run rule...
ND blanks Central for eighth win of the season (04/24/02)
Notre Dame and Central were at opposite extremes of an optical illusion Tuesday night. While shooting at a goal the same size, Notre Dame seemed to have a decidedly bigger target. The final score, 4-0 in favor of Notre Dame, seemed to support the illusion...
Jackson blanks St. Vincent in shortened game (04/24/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jackson's Courtney Urhahn and Dana Wright scored in the first half before rain washed out most of the second half of its 2-0 soccer win Tuesday over St. Vincent. The game was stopped four minutes into the second half. Whitney Dietl and Urhahn had assists. Whitney Werner had the shutout...
'Fantastic effort' - Indians upset OSU (04/24/02)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- It was a nine-hour bus ride with an exciting payoff. Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team stunned 16th-ranked Oklahoma State 5-3 on the road Tuesday for what is believed to be only Southeast's second victory against a nationally ranked Division I squad, the other in 1997 against Wichita State 14-6...
Profitable games-Olympics show $56 million surplus (04/24/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Winter Olympics turned a profit of $56 million, much of which will be used to maintain venues built for the games. The surplus, announced Wednesday by Olympic organizers, was attributed to early budget cuts, detailed planning, good weather and revenue that exceeded the budget projections by $6 million...
Mets keep Cardinals looking for a break (04/24/02)
NEW YORK -- Vance Wilson knows he's not going to get many chances as a backup to All-Star slugger Mike Piazza. So Wilson takes plenty of pride in coming through when called upon. Wilson replaced an injured Piazza and hit a go-ahead single to lead Jeff D'Amico and the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Tuesday night...
Separating Tiger's truths from those tall Tiger tales (04/24/02)
One complaint Tiger Woods has with the media and the public is that they tend to exaggerate his performances, both good and bad. Twice over the past 18 months, Woods went all of eight PGA Tour events without a victory and was said to be in a slump. Both times, he wound up winning the Masters...
A week away does little to deter Harvick (04/24/02)
The camera shot started at his feet and slowly panned up to show Kevin Harvick lounging on a golf cart during pre-race activities. With a sly smile, he leaned in close and sent a message to the national audience. "I'm back," he announced in a mocking tone...
Blues stretch series lead (04/24/02)
CHICAGO -- Brent Johnson shut Chicago out for a third straight game and Pavol Demitra had the only goal Tuesday night as the St. Louis Blues beat the Blackhawks 1-0 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their opening-round playoff series. St. Louis, which dropped the opener of the best-of-seven series, can clinch it with a victory Thursday night in St. Louis...
Weekend motorsports at a glance (04/24/02)
  • Sprint, late model, modified, hobby, pure street, cruiser classes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Malden (Mo.) Speedway.
  • Late model, pro street, pure street classes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fredericktown (Mo.) Raceway.
  • Karts, micro sprints, bandoleros, legends, challenger series classes, 1 p.m. Saturday, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, Mo...
  • Cape psychologist finds role to boost Astros' performance (04/24/02)
    Dr. Ken Callis insists he's still a Cardinals fan, but don't be surprised if he takes a special rooting interest in the Astros, St. Louis' National League Central Division rivals. Callis, a Cape Girardeau psychologist, spent a week at Houston's spring training camp in Kissimmee, Fla., last month assisting Astros team psychiatrist Dr. Tom Eppright in performance enhancement...
    thursday's sports briefly (04/24/02)
    AREA SOUTHEAST TRACK ATHLETES COMPETE IN DRAKE RELAYS Several Southeast Missouri State University track athletes will compete in the Drake Relays beginning today. On the men's side, Southeast entrants will be Jaret Willi (pole vault), Shelton Scott (triple jump), Jay Heddell (shot put, discus) and the 1,600-meter relay team of Jason Campbell, Chaz Brown, Adam Shupe and Michael Bobo...
    Sports digest 4/24/02 (04/24/02)
    AREA OTAHKS' BASKETBALL SQUAD SIGNS SEVENTH PLAYER Southeast Missouri State University's women's basketball program landed a junior-college guard Tuesday as its seventh player of the spring signing period. Signing a national letter of intent with the Otahkians was 5-foot-7 Natasha Starks from Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College. ...
    Preparing lawn mowers for summer season (04/24/02)
    Great lawns start with well-kept mowers. By James and Morris Carey ~ The Associated Press If, after mowing, you discovered later that what was once a green and beautiful lawn became a bright white patch of something else, read on. A dull lawnmower blade is the culprit...
    Paint gives a colorful new life to old furniture (04/24/02)
    Besides providing an expressive outlet, paint projects are just downright fun. You can create gifts, try new techniques or add bright spots of pizzaz to your home on furniture, glass, wood, found objects and fabrics. Flea market finds -- from garage or tag sales, attics or basements, or secondhand stores -- deserve a new life. Sometimes it takes just the right combination of colorful paint to do that...
    The hazards of matching friends (04/24/02)
    Few human drives are so strong as the desire to make matches, particularly for married women. Maybe we are so blissfully happy in our marriages that we want the same thing for our friends. Or maybe we're so miserable that we'd like a good friend to be suffering, too...
    Can eating nuts be harmful to dogs? (04/24/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: The other day we were baking macadamia nut cookies when my dog got into the nuts and ate the whole bag. Wow, did he get sick! I would not have thought too much about it except this is the second time he got sick after eating the nuts. Do maca-damia nuts make dogs sick? We humans eat them and don't have any problems...
    Recipe swap - Variations for new tastes in lasagna (04/24/02)
    smcclanahan Spring has sprung and our children and I have been very busy planting all of our favorite flowers in our flower beds. Several days in a row we went to our favorite nursery and purchased bedding plants, thinking each day we had enough, but still found ourselves going back for more. If they all survive and bloom it should be very pretty, but time will tell...
    Henry Moser (04/24/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Henry A. Moser, 80, of Sikeston died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Wayne County, Tenn., son of John and Della Jagger Moser. He and Goldia Wilson were married Sept. 24, 1940, at Bloomfield, Mo...
    Marie Copeland (04/24/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Marie H. Copeland, 80, of Sikeston died Monday, April 22, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of Clyde and Vivian Gooch Swiney. She and Earl B. "Sonny" Copeland were married Feb. 12, 1947, in Blytheville, Ark...
    Betty Corzine (04/24/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Funeral for Betty June Corzine of Lawrence, Kan., formerly of Anna, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna. The Revs. Kenneth Mixen and Clifford Heil will officiate. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
    Births 4/24/02 (04/24/02)
    Gudde Son to Michael Shane and Brenda Carol Gudde of Jefferson City, Mo., St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, 11:36 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002. Name, Jack William. Weight, 8 pounds 14 ounces. First child. Mrs. Gudde is the former Brenda Barber, daughter of Larry and Louella Barber of Brazeau, Mo. Gudde is the son of John "Jack" and Dorcas Gudde and Tom and Delores Harms, all of Jefferson City. He is employed by Corporate Express...
    Cape police report 04/24/02 (04/24/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 24 DWITimothy Gene Little, 39, 3022 Old Hopper Road, was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated and traffic violations. ArrestsVicky Mae Jenkins, 42, 516 Washington, was arrested Monday for stealing. Travis Wade Shavers, 18, 1436 Cousin, was arrested Monday for domestic assault...
    Jackson fire report 4/24 (04/24/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 24 Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:At 7:29 p.m., an illegal burn at 1119 Walnut. At 7:59 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1970 Delwin. At 11:37 p.m., a vehicle fire at South Sprigg and LaCruz...
    Out of the past 4/24/02 (04/24/02)
    10 years ago: April 24, 1992 Four Southeast Missouri State University Regents say athletics isn't "a sacred cow," but they oppose making any budget cuts that would jeopardize university's standing as NCAA Division I school; regents last week decided not to approve $250,000 cut in athletic budget recommended by divided Budget Review Committee...
    Red House project looking for volunteers (04/24/02)
    And speaking of regional history of interest to many: The Cape Girardeau Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission is moving along at a steady clip on the reconstruction of the Red House Interpretive Center. The vertical-log center is a reconstruction of Cape Girardeau founder Don Louis Lorimier's trading post, where explorer Meriwether Lewis spent the evening of Nov. 23, 1803...
    Museum plan seeks to connect with area (04/24/02)
    The plans for the new River Campus museum are interesting, even in their preliminary stages. The proposed museum would be a part of Southeast Missouri State University's School of Performing and Visual Arts -- called the River Campus -- to be built on the site of the former St. Vincent's Seminary on property overlooking the Mississippi River...
    Projects that use veterans funding are worthwhile (04/24/02)
    To the editor: The article appearing in Friday's newspaper regarding the Missouri Veterans Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund omitted part of my comments, which results in an impression that is not completely accurate. I did state that the fund was being depleted faster than anticipated due to new demands being placed upon it. ...
    Speak Out A 04/24/02 (04/24/02)
    Column suggestion DAVID LIMBAUGH: Enough on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . We gave it our best shot and failed. The Israelis will eventually build a wall separating the two hostile communities, and that will take care of it as best it can be taken care of. It's time to redirect your rhetoric toward building support for what will be our next effort. Perhaps a good title for your initial column on the subject would be "On to Iraq!"...
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